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Over 40 Bodybuilder of the Week: Robert Wiggins Jr.

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  • Name: Robert Wiggins Jr.
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  • Age: 51
  • Where: Baxley, GA
  • Height: 5' 9"
  • Weight: 195 lbs contest, 215-220 lbs o
  • Years Bodybuilding :2
  • Favorite Bodypart: Chest and Abs
  • Favorite Exercise: Bench Press and Incline Dumbbell Press
  • Favorite Supplements: Jack3d, whey and casein protein

How Did You Get Started?

I played football in high school and lifted weights for that. After graduating from high school I continued to lift weights in college. I quit lifting at around 35 years old but returned to it and began bodybuilding at 40. I decided to enter my first contest at 50 years old and have not looked back!

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Robert Wiggins Jr.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

I work out 4 days a week (Mon. Tues., Thurs, and Fri.) at 5 am. I like working out at this time because there are fewer people in the gym and the ones there at that time of the day are serious. I do 30 minutes of cardio on Tues, and Thurs., and 60 min. cardio on Mon. and Fri. before working out. My current workout looks like this:

Day 1: Chest/Biceps
Day 2: Back/Triceps
Day 3: Off

Day 4: Legs
Day 5: Shoulders/Traps
Day 6 & 7: Off

I do 30 minutes of cardio before working out on Mon., Tues., Thurs. and Fri. Abs are done on Tues. and Thurs.

I try not to do the same exercises every week and also vary the number of reps and sets. I do this by always keeping a log book.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

I eat 6 meals per day and have a re-feed day on Sundays where I up the carbs. I normally have around 125g carbs per day except for the re-feed day and around 250g protein and 60g of fat per day.

Meal 1: 4 AM Pre-Workout
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 60g whey protein isolate
Meal 2: 7 AM Post Workout
Meal 3: 10:30 AM
Meal 4: 2:00 PM
Meal 5: 6:00 PM
Meal 6: 8:30 PM

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

Nothing beats eating whole foods at the correct times; however I do use whey protein powder and casein powder sometimes. I also use Jack3d before my workouts and Xtend during my workouts. Daily I take multi-vitamins, flax seed oil, fish oil, CLA, ALA and glutamine.

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Why do you love Bodybuilding?

Bodybuilding and staying fit is my hobby! I get a natural high every time I workout and it also is a great stress reliever. Bodybuilding is a sport where you can always improve and set goals that you can achieve. The people I have met within the fitness community inspire and motivate me every day to the point where I actually have to force myself to take days off.

Bodybuilding is a privilege and an honor to me not something I dread or have to forced to do. The attention I get from people who recognize my efforts and drive is a plus too!

What Motivates You To Follow A Healthy Lifestyle?

The overall benefits of a healthy lifestyle are enough to motivate anyone. It is great at the age of 51 to physically do any type of activity that I want to do.

What Made You Want To Achieve Your Goals?

At around age 40 I was 246lbs and a 43 waist and decided then that it was time do to do something about it. I started working out and have not looked back!

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I plan to compete again this year in June and July.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

It takes time. Building a great body does not happen over night! You must give it time and your diet is 70% of the plan!

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Jay Cutler and the thousands of amateur body builders that have changed their bodies and their lifestyles.

What Features Do You Use On

I do not do a lot of posting in the forums, but love reading and learning. I use BodySpace to track my contest prep and to motivate me by seeing others who have had great success.